Friday, September 24, 2010

final drawing

After numerous studies, this is the composition I arrived at for the final piece. The finished painting will be approx. 40 x 42". Critiques are welcome.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

preliminary drawings

This is some of the preliminary work I've been doing for a painting of my brother. In these drawings I'm working through the idea, composition, and mood of the piece. The room underwent a few changes as I was working on the drawings which changed the way I was imagining the piece. These are all graphite on 8.5x11" paper.

This was the composition I decided on. However, after painting a color rough of this composition, and not being completely satisfied, I decided to go back to the drawing board.

These are the drawings that followed.

I will post the completed composition soon.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

River and Flowers

More work. "Nameless River" was a piece from my solo show that I just got photographed. The other paintings are more recent.

"Nameless River"
20 x 68"

"Beach Buildings"
7.5 x 18"

18.5 x 12"

"Rose With A Milk Can"
12 x 17"

Thursday, July 29, 2010

the first of russell

A couple of paintings I've done recently. The portrait is the first painting in a series of pieces about my brother.

14 x 16

10 x 13"

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Here is some more work from the show.

"Pansies on a Table"
12 x 16"

6 x 9"

"Winter House"
15.5 x 22"

"Sunlit Rocks"
9 x 12"

"Summer Flowers"
18 x 19.5"

"Roadside Tree"
15 x 27"

"A Pale House in Winter"
7 x 9"

This is portrait practice for when I start marketing that aspect of my work.
22 x 25"

Friday, May 7, 2010

Paintings from the Solo Show

These are some of the paintings done for the solo exhibition. I'll see if I can post some of the images from the show.

Suburban Tree

Winter Landscape

Lynnhaven Inlet

Study of a River

Cemetery at Sunset

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


This is a quick video done for the Art at the Mill show in Millwood, VA.
The video was created by Nancy Sanders.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Solo show

Hey guys. I have a solo exhibition up this month at the Glave Kocen Gallery. The pieces in the show can be viewed on the website, and soon I will post a few higher res images on my blog. I hope you all can stop by and check out the show. It is up until May 1st.

Glave Kocen Gallery
1620 W Main St.
Richmond, VA 23220

gallery hours: Tues-Fri 11am-6pm; Sat 11am-4pm

Saturday, February 27, 2010

flowers and a bathroom

Here is some recent work. I have been cranking out paintings for my solo show opening April 2 at Glave Kocen Gallery, which is why I haven't posted in a while. Those paintings will remain hidden for a few more weeks, but these are some others that will be shown elsewhere.

"Yellow Rose"

"Stargazer Lilies"

"Pink and Green"

"Yellow Roses"


This is a painting I created for a poster advertising the "Art on the Half Shell" art festival in Urbanna, Virginia.

"Oysters and a Rose"

These are two studies for a figure painting that is in the works.

"Study of a Bathroom"

"Bathroom Window"